Volunteer in a classroom. Parents are encouraged to visit a classroom to read to children, assist with a special project, or share a talent or expertise with our youngsters.
Volunteer to help with center events. There are many opportunities throughout the year for parents to assist with center-wide activities and events, including the Fall Festival for children, Picture Day, hearing screenings for preschoolers, the Stroll-a-thon family day, and the Silent Auction. Parents are able to share their time in small increments, or to make a greater time commitment if they are able.
Volunteer to complete a project at home. Do you have a special skill such as sewing or carpentry? Occasionally the Center needs help with a project that can be completed at home. Some parents appreciate the flexibility of volunteering at home on their own schedule.
Attend a classroom event. At least twice a year, parents are invited into the classroom for a special parent or family event with their child. Classroom events include a literacy day, special parent-child science or cooking activities, a winter celebration, a gardening project, and more. These are wonderful opportunities to become involved and to show your child your interest in his or her school experience.
Participate in Parent-Teacher conferences. Twice a year, formal parent-teacher conferences are offered, providing time for more in-depth discussion between parents and teachers. Conferences focus on children’s growth and development, as well as their success in our program.
Join our Parent involvement Board. Members of the Board plan fund raising events, such as the fall Stroll-a-thon and spring Silent Auction. Proceeds from fund raisers are used to enhance the learning environment at the Family Development Center. Board members also organize an annual Staff Appreciation event and host periodic workshops on parenting topics. In addition, the Board promotes parent involvement throughout the center. The Parent Involvement Board meets once a month. All interested parents are welcome.